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Oct. 6, 2014: Johnson Controls to Divest Its Global Workplace Solutions Business

Service-Based Business Is Not Core to Company’s Manufacturing, Engineering, and Product-Based Portfolio

Johnson Controls has announced that it plans to divest its Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) business. The company said the action reflects its previously stated intention to invest in businesses that are core to its long-term growth strategy and multi-industrial portfolio.

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Oct. 6, 2014: New Compressor Design Said to Cut Energy Usage up to 50 Percent

‘Advanced Linear Refrigerant Compressor’ Has a Variety of Applications

Ray McKenzie and Mac Chaney of Dothan and Madison, Alabama, have developed a new compressor that they claim has the potential to revolutionize the HVAC and refrigeration industries. The unit is said to be up to 50 percent more efficient than conventional equipment, and is also small, lightweight, and quiet.

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Oct. 6, 2014: Building Energy Management for Smaller Buildings to Top $6 Billion from 2014 to 2022

New Regulations and the Adoption of Enterprise Energy Management Are Driving Market Growth

The market for building energy management systems (BEMS) for small and medium-sized commercial buildings is expanding as building owners and managers demand more energy savings and easier ways to manage energy use in their facilities, notes Navigant Research.

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Oct. 3, 2014: Aire Serv Franchisee Receives Multiple Business Awards

HVAC Company Receives Franchisee of the Year Award and More

Aire Serv® of North Dallas Metroplex owners, Neal and Rhea DiSanti, earned the Aire Serv Franchisee of the Year and Top Gun awards and team member Cynthia Paulson was awarded Office Professional of the Year at The Dwyer Group® International Conference held in Orlando, Florida.

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Oct. 3, 2014: Terry Johnston of Lennox Selected by ExecRank as a Top Chief Operating Officer

ExecRank Screened Over 10,000 Chief Operating Officers in the United States

ExecRank has selected Terry Johnston, executive vice president and president and chief operating officer for Lennox International’s North America Commercial Heating & Cooling business as a Top Chief Operating Officer for 2014. 

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Oct. 3, 2014: AC Pro Opens New Location in Riverside, Calif.

Company Now Has a Total of Nine Locations in Southern California and Southern Nevada

Less than one year after opening its Anaheim, California, location, AC Pro (formerly MSI HVAC), a wholesale supplier in Southern California and Nevada, has announced the addition of a new location in Riverside, California.

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Oct. 2, 2014: DOE Updates National Reference Standard for Commercial Buildings to 90.1-2013

States Required to Update Codes to Meet or Exceed 2013 Standard Within 2 Years

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a ruling that establishes the 2013 standard as the commercial building reference standard for state building energy codes.

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Oct. 2, 2014: DOE to Hold Public Meeting on Test Procedures for WICF Refrigeration Systems

Oct. 22. Meeting is Open to the Public and Available to Attend Via Webinar

The discussion will focus solely on the mechanics of measuring the relevant values and the downstream calculations needed to rate the efficiency of WICF refrigeration system basic models that are either sold as mixed or matched systems.

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Oct. 2, 2014: University of Industrial Distribution Changes Name

A New UID Logo and Message — ‘Educating the Supply Chain’— Has Been Created to Reflect the New Name

The University of Industrial Distribution (UID), an educational program focused on serving the wholesale distribution industry, announced that it has officially changed its name to the University of Innovative Distribution (UID). Founded in 1994, UID is sponsored and managed by 35 leading industry trade associations.

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Oct. 2, 2014: RectorSeal Announces Acquisition of Evolve Composites

Evolve Manufactures a Range of Products for HVAC Systems

RectorSeal Corp., a leading Houston-based manufacturer of chemical and specialty products for professional tradesmen, has acquired the Polyslab™, Evo-Crete™, and related HVAC brands from Evolve Composites Pty Ltd, based in Queensland, Australia. Evolve manufactures a range of products for HVAC systems.

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